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Grand Riviera – Downtown Sarasota


Grande Riviera is a stroke of masterpiece at the Golden Gate Point Peninsula, the upscale neighborhood occupying the 22-acre spit of land west of downtown Sarasota. This luxury bayfront condominium was developed in 2005, eventually emerging as one of the outstanding landmarks of the city.


A sight to behold with its golden cupola, Grande Riviera is one of the projects of local firm Floridays Development Co. This same outfit is notably behind the retirement community of Sarasota Bay Club and the Floridays resort hotel in Orlando, which both set high marks in their respective industries as well.


Coveted Bayfront Site


Floridays certainly set a high-water mark in its development of Grande Riviera. It drew the most of this property’s prime location on the southeastern tip of Golden Gate Point Peninsula and built this condominium as a nine-story structure overlooking scenic Sarasota Bay and the John Ringling Causeway/Bridge as well as the city’s waterfront and marina.


The Grande Riviera building was rendered in the classic Mediterranean architecture which aptly set the condominium as a definition of elegance, luxury, and exclusivity. Its residences consist of just 13 condos, three of which are four-bedroom penthouses each with a spacious living area measuring around 5,500 square feet.


There are two townhouses as well in this condominium, thereby expanding the lifestyle options in this posh development. The rest of the Grande Riviera condos offer floor areas at between 2,650 and about 3,900 square feet, featuring two to three bedrooms.


Newsmakers on the Market


As it could be expected, deals on Grande Riviera condos for sale move on the million-dollar range, and such transactions make news in the local real estate scene. Illustrating the vibrant mood of Sarasota’s luxury condo market, ownership of several residences in this condominium changed hands in 2017.


For the year, two sales were sealed in November and another notched in October, with each of these condos sold at prices in the $2 million range. Earlier in March 2017, a four-bedroom Grande Riviera condo was sold for $4.35 million, which should certainly count among the top local real estate deals for the year.


Packed with Luxury


The residential property values at Grande Riviera get a boost not only from this condominium’s superb build and location. These condos are also highly valued owing to the high-end amenities that Floridays masterfully incorporated into their Golden Gate Point Peninsula development.


The facilities available in-house to Grande Riviera residents include a heated swimming pool and spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and boat docks. In addition, this condominium is pet-friendly and provides 24/7 security as well as concierge services.

Points of Interest All Nearby


The classy lifestyle that Grande Riviera offers is further enhanced by its proximity to the various points of interest in and around downtown Sarasota. Within a few minutes, for instance, the condominium’s residents can partake of arts and culture activities in such destinations as the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Ringling Museum of Art and the Florida Studio Theater.


From Grand Riviera, fine restaurants and chic shops are easily accessible not only at downtown Sarasota but in other popular commercial hubs too. A short westward drive across the Ringling Bridge, for one, allows convenient access to the shops, boutiques and dining venues at the St. Armands Circle which all bring an added zip to living at the Grande Riviera.


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